• Badlands formations against the blue sky; photo by Rikk Flohr


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  • Visitor Center Open

    Construction crews are replacing the parking lot in front of the visitor center. Please follow the signs, park in the side lot, and use the side doors. The Ben Reifel Visitor Center remains open every day from 8 am to 4 pm.

Event Details

  • Everyday from 05/26/2013 to 08/24/2013

    Location: Fossil Exhibit Trail Time: 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM,1:30 PM to 1:45 PM Fee Information: Free

Explore what fossils can tell us about the story of ancient life in the Badlands, and learn why they should be protected.  Meet at the Fossil Exhibit Trail, 5 miles northwest of the park headquarters/visitor center on the Badlands Loop Road, for this 15-20 minute talk.  Offered twice daily, at 10:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.